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International Spy Museum Aims to Relocate to New Richard Rogers Building

International Spy Museum Aims to Relocate to New Richard Rogers Building
International Spy Museum Aims to Relocate to New Richard Rogers Building, L'Enfant Plaza metro station. Image © Flickr CC User Brad Clinesmith
L'Enfant Plaza metro station. Image © Flickr CC User Brad Clinesmith

The Washington DC International Spy Museum is seeking permission to relocate to a new $100 million building designed by Richard Rogers at L’Enfant Plaza. Contingent on approval from the Commission of Fine Arts, as the Washington Business Journal reports, the new 100,000-square-foot, six-story proposed museum would be sited on an open area adjacent to the L'Enfant Plaza hotel.

“I think everyone in the city knows that’s somewhat of a dead area right now,” said Spy Museum Chief Operating Officer Tamara Christian to WBJ. “When we came to Penn Quarter, it was somewhat of a dead area. Now it’s completely energized, and we’re really hoping that we’ll be able to be a catalyst to energize L’Enfant.”

It is hoped that the new building would expand the museum's exhibition, special event and plaza space, while add a rooftop terrace and reenergize the area. If built, adds the WBJ, the site's main thoroughfare - 10th street - would be reestablished as a "mixed-use cultural corridor with ample green space."

The proposed plan will be presented to the commission on April 16. 

News via WBJ

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "International Spy Museum Aims to Relocate to New Richard Rogers Building" 15 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/620031/international-spy-museum-aims-to-relocate-to-new-richard-rogers-building/> ISSN 0719-8884
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